God is always at His work. Jesus is always at His work. And If you are not always at your work, you are not being like the Father; you are not being like God.
I see you holding on until the result is visible. I see you holding on until the manifestations occur in the physical. I see you holding on until the finger of God is clearly seen in all areas of your life in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
I can tell you this: You definitely don’t need Ishmael in your life! You don’t need all that pain and agony.
The element of sacrifice in your worship is not enough to make your worship acceptable; it must be voluntary.
He stood in the gap for Jesus. He lifted up that cross. It was painful. It was heavy. And he carried it up the hill of Golgotha; not for himself, but for Jesus. Yet Jesus didn’t even say thank you. Now that’s uncharacteristic of Jesus!
Thus, Jesus Christ came to the point in His life, where His spirit was still willing but His body was weak. And there was nothing He could do about it.
You could validly argue that Simon of Cyrene assisted Jesus to carry out the greatest mission for mankind ever. Yet, not a word was said to him. This is shocking, really!